Written by Kim Gordon, Contribution by Hilton Als and Jutta Koether
March 23, 2010
Art - Individual Artist
8-3/4 x 11-3/4
About This Book
A limited-edition artist’s book by one of the most respected indie-underground cultural icons of our time.
An artist’s book by visual artist and legendary indie rocker Kim Gordon, this volume is an intoxicating look into Gordon’s dreamy visual world. Watercolors, paintings, photographs, and written word combine to create a portrait of an artist’s work inspired by popular culture. The first 3,000 copies include a beautifully printed, limited-edition signed print by Gordon. This luxurious yet affordable package combines layers of media to create an extension of the artist’s portfolio, with written contributions by artist Jutta Koether and writer Hilton Als. Kim Gordon: Performing/Guzzling is the first in a series of books by Rizzoli and Nieves that consists of beautifully designed books by artists, photographers, and designers who have substantially contributed to the texture of artistic culture. Each project will be an extension of the artist’s portfolio.
About the Author
A founding member of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon is an established visual artist and curator. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S., Japan, and Europe. Nieves is a zine and artist publisher in Zurich. Jutta Koether is an artist, musician, and critic. Born in Germany, she has been based in New York since the early 1990s. Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New YorkerMagazine.
"For decades now, Sonic Youth's stalwart bassist-guitarist Kim Gordon has been a beacon of cool, inspiring generations of girls to try to make their own noise. With Performing/Guzzling, a sumptious art book released by Rizzoli and Nieves, Gordon is now inspiring these same girls to make art." ~NYLON
"Performing/Guzzling functions more as a hard bound artist journal than a monograph filled with page after page of Gordon's ghost like watercolors, text paintings, lyrics/poetry, and photography. The watercolor works are by far the most accomplished, inspired by on-stage performances where the faces in the audience become a dreamy and ethereal blur of color... Performing/Guzzling is a must have book for both artist book enthusiasts and Sonic Youth fans alike!" ~Beautiful/Decay